The Tugon Tura Mausoleum, built in the 19th century, is located on Yusuf Tashpulatov Street in Ichan-Kala of Khiva city, in front of the northwest corner of Tash Hauli Palace.
According to available information, the mausoleum was built in honour of Tugon Tura, who was descended from Turkic Muslims and was one of the envoys to Khiva of Qutayba ibn Muslim, who conquered Khorezm in 712. The mausoleum was restored in the 19th century.
In the old town, also called the city centre, the number of attractions is simply phenomenal – here you can’t walk two steps without coming across a new one. They all have both an amazing history and an exquisite and luxurious exterior. This is not to say that the outer city is uninteresting – there are also many places to visit. But while the outer city is not particularly well preserved, the inner city presents itself almost in its original form.
According to ancient legend, the city of Khiva was built around a well dug by one of the descendants of the biblical Noah. According to legend, the water in this well was particularly pure and delicious. It still stands in the city and is one of the monuments of antiquity. Khiva was founded more than 2.5 centuries ago, after which it became one of the richest and most prosperous settlements of Khorezm. At the beginning of its emergence, the city was succeeded by various ruling dynasties, it was repeatedly conquered by warlike tribes, and at the beginning of the XIII century, the troops of Genghis Khan destroyed almost the entire city.